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Jake Wallis Simons is a novelist, journalist and graphic artist. His acclaimed first novel, The Exiled Times of a Tibetan Jew, was named by the Independent on Sunday as a Book of the Year. His second novel, The English German Girl — about the Kindertransport — will be published by Polygon in April 2011.

Jake’s comics have been commissioned by the Times, for whom he writes regular features on arts and culture, ideas and psychology, food, child development, Israel and religion. He has also written features for the Guardian, the Independent on Sunday, the Telegraph, La Repubblica and other publications, and his work has been featured in The Week magazine. He is a contributor to BBC Radio 4′s From Our Own Correspondent.

Born in London in 1978, Jake was awarded a first class degree in English from St Peter’s College, Oxford, before undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. Jake is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, and Practitioner-in-Residence at Bournemouth University. He lives with his family in Winchester.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Jake Wallis Simons

JAM by Jake Wallis Simons
Reader Reviewed JAM
Jake Wallis Simons
April 2014 Book of the Month. A clever, absorbing story of choices and opportunities, brought about on an enforced break from the real world during a Sunday evening traffic jam. The first...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/03/2014
The English German Girl by Jake Wallis Simons
The English German Girl
Jake Wallis Simons
Set against the backdrop of the Second World War, I was reminded very much of Charlotte Gray when following Jake Wallis Simons’ heroine Rosa Klein, the background of Jewish suffering every bit as compelling as Schindler’s List. His novel...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/05/2011

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